Secondary Science 2- Making it easier to do the interesting stuff…

The introduction to Recommendation 4 begins "You cannot do science without knowledge. Pupils have to learn new concepts and vocabulary and apply this learning in new contexts. So being able to remember information is important for success in school science." So in the same way that learning the words to a choral work off-by-heart didn't prevent me from singing it musically, taking memory and cognitive load into account when teaching Science doesn't mean producing robotic students, who can recite lots of "facts" at me without truly understanding them […]

Posted on 8 October 2018
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New guidance on improving secondary science

The EEF has published its latest guidance report, designed to support secondary science teaching […]

Posted on 21 September 2018
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Secondary Science 1: – What did you think, what do you think… and why?

This is the first in a series of posts about the new Science Guidance report from the EEF. […]

Posted on 21 September 2018
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Setting by attainment – an emotive issue

Roger Higgins, Director of Norwich Research School, gives a personal view on the 'setting and streaming' update to the EEF's Teaching and Learning Toolkit. […]

Posted on 14 September 2018
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Building a network: Research Leads in Norwich #NorRel

Yesterday, we held our first Norwich Research Leads Network (#NorRel) meeting for this school year. And what a great way to start the year: meeting colleagues from across Norwich and Norfolk, hearing news from other schools, and (very importantly after a 5-period day)... eating pizza! […]

Posted on 11 September 2018
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First reports from the IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants published

The first two reports from projects funded by the IEE Innovation Evaluation GrantsĀ have now been published. […]

Posted on 11 September 2018
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